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Memories of Farnborough

My Visit To My Grandfather

I would come with my father and brothers and sisters to see my grandfather who lived in a small house. There was a railway very near and the trains would run outside his house. His road was called Elm Grove Road, Farnborough. We always went into the house though the back of the house, it was a very small house. ...Read full memory

A memory of Farnborough

My Life At Aldershot

We moved to Aldershot in 1964, me and my 2 sisters went to school at East End infants then juniors school which is now all boarded up. I had a good mate who lived up the road from me, Stephen Watts, went to school at St.Michael's. I watched loads of Aldershot FC matches and I still follow the shots today. Dad once ...Read full memory

A memory of Farnborough by Ian Nicoll

33 Elm Grove Road

My grandfather Henry Fisher (he was called Fred mostly, not Henry) and my grandmother Hilda may have had some of their older chidren living still with them there at Elm Grove Road, they were my dad Henry, George, Ronald, Dorothy and Olive, they were all born between 1922 and 1934. Their last child was Robert, born in ...Read full memory

Best Memories

My name is Marilyn and I lived in Rectory road, Farnborough and enjoyed some very happy days there before moving to Australia. I used to walk to Frimley green to visit my Aunty Rosemary and my Nanna. And in the other direction I used to walk to Salisbury Grove, Mytchitt to visit my other Nanna & Grandad. I loved my Grandad, ...Read full memory

A memory of Farnborough by missmaz52


We emigrated to Pennsylvania from Accrington in June, 1954; I was seven years old. One year later we returned to England and settled in Farnborough in May, 1955. My father worked for Turk, Krish and Barstow, Solicitors, who were located in a bank building, I think, on Lynchford Road. We lived about a mile away at "Trevone" on ...Read full memory

My Father's Home

Osborne Road is where my Father was brought up in the 1930s. This street was very close to the Royal Aircraft Establishment and this generated my Dad's great interest in aeroplanes and flight. He was later to join the RAF and served during the Second World War.

Roman Camp

My dad was a Sgt in the medical corp, I was about 12/13 at the time, and we lived on an upper story of a maisonette, I suppose they were called, in Jerome Square. I have memories of "the Jerome Square gang" doing raiding parties to the McCadam Square bonfire to take wood for our fire for Nov 5th. Playing in the air raid ...Read full memory

A memory of Farnborough

King George V Park

When I left Farnborough in 1957, there was no ornamental pond, just woodland where us kids spent many happy hours playing. There was a small pond at the lower end of the field called Halls pond ( if I'm not mistaken) which has long gone. The area on which the school now stands was just rough land but a great place to ...Read full memory

The Farnborough Puddle

I used to love The Puddle, I used to go there every weekend during term time from when it opened at Easter every year, until in closed in October. I would try to go every day during the summer holidays, but I didn't always have the money to get in, I would plead with my mum to give me the money to go, I used to do ...Read full memory

Oh, It Brings It Back

As a child I remember being dragged around Fine Fair once a week, being sent for a box to the front of the store to put shopping in and being given the job of licking the greenshield stamps and putting them in the book!

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